I've been playing this recently and enjoying it. The Yakuza series is a fairly long one mostly released on playstation up to its 6th game with a multitude of spinoffs, recently they've been remastering the original games and releasing them on PS4 and PC.
This is a game that has been in "Early Access" for a while, but was realeased in full early on this month...most notably (for me) on the Switch. It's been descibed a "Rogue-lite", "Metroid-vania" and "Dark Souls-esque". It's not the sort of game I normally gravitate to, however I'd seen a couple of reviews, and also some real-world gameplay footage (notably Eurogamers "Lets Play"), who tend to be on a skill/reaction level to myself.
Still unsure if I should keep going with this. It is kind of fun but really limited. I think the next step is to add a butt-tonne of content and a questing system. I can see how that will work but it's a lot of work to do and I don't want to sink any more time if it's just not fun.
I'd appreciate some more feedback on whether some of the concerns you had on how fun it is to move the Cloudship around and shoot etc. Is it still a pain in the arse?
Thanks again, chaps!
A big, big thank you for all the feedback. I've taken it all on board and I think the vast majority have made it either into the next big release or the ideas backlog. I've started with the most important thing: it's a bastard to drive. While it's a bastard to drive then everything else: fighting, exploring and collecting Flotsam is a pain in the arse. Get it right or go home.
I need your help; your subjective opinion - is it fun? Can it be more fun with more work? Is it bankrupt? Is the core mechanic ideas worth pursuing?
If enough of you think it is, then I'll keep going. If not, then I'll park it and move on.
DOWNLOAD HERE unzip and run the Cloudship exe.
I love playing with colours. It's half the reason that rebranding always took too long! Paletton is a hand colour tool that has a great feature showing complementary with luminosity values too.
I may have mentioned on a Sunday night or two my CPU had been struggling for a while, I didn’t think much of it, I managed my processes to reduce overhead and put up with any shortfalls caused by it.
Still trying to get exciting by doing and learning new things...
Blender Tutorials by Blender Guru
I've been watching these through rather than going out INTO THE SUN LIKE. He does go on a bit but it's lively and he uses the app with a smoothness that I find compelling. Here's part 3 of the series I linked above:
Dave Keating, my mentor in the Cybernetics Department would always so that before doing artificial intelligence, we should strive for artificial stupidity. After all, he would argue, we can't agree what intelligence really looks like but we can agree on stupidity!